Massed Cornish Male Voice Choirs, 1000 voices in the Royal Albert Hall.
1 TRURO the tune of "Jesus shall reign where're the sun"
2 TAKE ME HOME - song of the Cornish miners
Trelawny is the Cornish Anthem. Bishop Jonathan Trelawny supported King James ll during the Monmouth rebellion. Once the king was safe, however, he refused to support his attempts to reintroduce Catholicism and was imprisoned but subsequently released. 100 years later the Rev Hawker wrote the following words to an old Cornish song:
A good sword and a trusty hand!
A merry heart and true!
King James's men shall understand
What Cornish lads can do!
And have they fixed the where and when?
And shall Trelawny die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why!
Out spake their Captain brave and bold:
A merry wight was he:
'If London Tower were Michael's hold,
We'd set Trelawny free!
'We'll cross the Tamar, land to land:
The Severn is no stay:
With "one and all," and hand in hand;
And who shall bid us nay?
'And when we come to London Wall,
A pleasant sight to view,
Come forth! come forth! ye cowards all:
Here's men as good as you.
'Trelawny he's in keep and hold;
Trelawny he may die:
But here's twenty thousand Cornish bold
Will know the reason why!'